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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 1–10 out of 249 events
from August 18, 2017 to December 30, 2017
in History (x) category

Friday, August 18, 2017

Aug18

The Bronx Meets East Africa

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community.
Category: Accessible, Art, History
Free!

Aug18

Central Park Tour: Iconic Views of Central Park

at Outside the Dairy Gift Shop (in Central Park), Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Some of New York’s most iconic sights are found in Central Park, including the fountain at Bethesda Terrace and Bow Bridge. Join Central Park Conservancy guides for an insider’s look.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug18

Central Park Tour: North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Step out of the bustling city and see the part of Central Park that most resembles the Adirondack Mountains.
Category: Education, Nature, History, Tours, Seniors

Aug18

Movies Under the Stars: Hidden Figures

at Hancock Park, Manhattan

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Three African-American women at NASA — Katherine (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy (Octavia Spencer) & Mary (Janelle Monáe )— serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history.
Category: Accessible, Film, History, Free Summer Movies, Seniors, Astronomy, Movies Under the Stars
Free!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aug19

The Bronx Meets East Africa

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
The Bronx Meets East Africa is an exhibition showcasing East African artists and their emerging relationships to the Bronx community.
Category: Accessible, Art, History
Free!

Aug19

Battle of Brooklyn Colonial Day and Cookout

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Stop by for cooking demonstrations from the colonial times: bread-making, spit cooking, and Dutch oven cooking. Play colonial games, and more!
Category: History, Best for Kids, Food
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Wallabout Historic Walking Tour

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The walk will discuss how the historic Wallabout neighborhood has developed since the Dutch first arrived in the early 1600s and highlight notable residents and landmarks.
Category: History, Tours
Free!

Aug19

Free Family Day at Wyckoff Farmhouse

at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum (in Fidler-Wyckoff House Park), Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
We’ve planned engaging, kid-friendly tours, hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Education, Games, History, Best for Kids
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug19

Wave Hill History Walk

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Hear about the people who once called Wave Hill home, among them Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Bashford Dean and Arturo Toscanini.
Category: History, Tours

Aug19

Union Square Park: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

at Abraham Lincoln Statue (in Union Square Park), Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join us on Saturdays to explore the social and political history of the Union Square neighborhood and learn about the people and events that shaped this vibrant historical community.
Category: Accessible, History, Tours
Free!

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